Configuration options for the Holidays section of the Library System.

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Holidays Configuration

Go to Pika Configuration and Library Systems from the left sidebar.  

Click the Library Id number, or the Edit link to gain access to the Library Systems page.

Holidays are located towards the bottom of the page.  

Holidays table

To start adding hours, click the Add New button. This allows you to set the holidays your library is closed.  

Once you click on the Add New button, you would put in the date of the holiday, and the Holiday Name. Make sure to save your work after you make your additions or edits to the table

Here is an example of a library that is using the Holidays to let their patrons know when they will be closed. For example, if a patron went to place a hold on 12/24/2015, they would get a message on the holds pickup page stating the library is closed today for Christmas Eve, it will reopen on 12/26/2016.  The 12/26 is the day after the last holiday listed for that time period.

Click on the under Actions to delete an entry.

If you library keeps holidays on the same days every year, you can simply edit the date for the regularly kept holidays rather than adding a new entry for the same holiday every year. We recommend that you make these edits at the beginning of the calendar year for the whole year of kept holidays.

To display Holidays in the patron account, the Show Library Hours Notice on Account Pages option from the ILS/Account Integration option must be toggled on.

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Holidays and Library Hours

Holidays works in conjunction with the Library Hours located under Locations.

When Holidays and Location Hours are set and the Show Library Hours Notice on Account Pages option is toggled on, patrons will see an even more detailed message about the holiday closure.  For example, if a patron viewed their checked out titles on Friday, December 25th, the message on the checked out titles page would let them know that the library is closed for Christmas Day, and will reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 26th. 

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Holiday displays in patron account

The Holiday message displays on the holds pick-up and checked out titles pages, when a patron views those pages on a holiday.





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